City of Davenport Pedestrian Skybridge

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  • 2008 AIA Illinois Honor Award
  • American Institute of Steel Construction IDEAS2 Merit Award

Holabird & Root designed the glass and steel predestrian bridge to help revitalize the downtown area of Davenport, Iowa.

The distinctive cable-stayed style bridge with 99-foot high columns that spans 575 feet over a parking garage, highway, and heavily used railroad tracks as part of Davenport’s River Renaissance redevelopment project.

The angled glass walls allow unobstructed views to the surrounding city. At night, LED lights create a rainbow of colors and penetrate translucent glass panels set into the floor of the walkway.

The bridge is more than a connection of two points, it is a destination in itself, a place where people go to experience the city and the river.